Make ‘m Smile


Our 13th Annual Make ‘m Smile festival is coming on Saturday, June 6, 2015! See how you can get involved!

Join us for the BIGGEST PARTY celebrating kids with special needs in the United States! Make ‘m Smile is an annual community festival the first Saturday of every June dedicated to lovin’ on VIP Kids (kids with all types of special needs/disabilities) and their families. We invite people from the community to stroll around the park, while enjoying entertainment, food, and family activities.


 Smile Makers



A Smile Maker is any non-profit group, individual, church, organization, or school that provides non-professional entertainmentRegister now!

 Resource Exhibitors


Resource Exhibitors are organizations/businesses who provide 80% or more of their services to the special needs community. (If you do not qualify as a Resource Exhibitor, consider joining us as a Sponsor!)

Early Bird Resource Exhibitor registration is now open! Register now until March 31st at 11:59 pm to get the Early Bird rate!



Sponsors are individuals, businesses or corporations who partner with us to help fund our event! Partnerships can be in the form of cash, gifts of goods or services, or professional entertainment! Please click here to learn more or register.



Kids with special needs are our VIP’s, and this day is for them!

VIP kids are any kids with special needs including any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile. Proof of disability is required.

Event wristbands are required for free food, drinks and goodies.  Each VIP will receive a FREE wristband for their immediate family (parents, care givers, siblings/brothers/sisters); additional wristbands can be purchased for your other family members (aunt, uncle, grandparents, cousins, etc.) and friends for a cost of $3 per wristband or a 4-pack for $10.   You can purchase in advance when you register to get through the registration line faster, or you can purchase them the day of the event!

VIP registration will open April 1st! 


Buddies are individuals, couples, and/or families that would like to “Be a Buddy” Friend for the event by joining a VIP kid(s) and their family for a Friendship Stroll around Lake Eola. Your time commitment is 2-4 hours, but you can stay as long as you like!

Event wristbands are required this year for food, drinks, and goodies.  We are only offering them for free to our VIP’s and their immediate families!  Wristbands will be available for a donation of $3 per wristband or a 4-pack for $10.00.  You can purchase in advance when you register to get through the registration line faster, or you can purchase them the day of the event, so bring your money!

Buddy registration will open April 1st! 

 Smile Team Volunteers


Our Smile Team Volunteers help set up and run the actual event from start to finish. They commit to work the entire event (5:30 am – 2:30 pm) to help make everyone smile! Must be at least 16 years old and attend a mandatory training meeting. If you are not able to make this BIG commitment, please volunteer to be a Buddy!

Volunteer registration will open April 1st!